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International Classes 26-30

Class 26 is for Fancy goods.

This includes lace, embroidery, ribbons, bows, buttons, hooks, pins and needles, artificial flowers, hair decorations, and false hair. It also includes wigs, toupees, false beards, hair bands, hair nets, buckles, artificial Christmas garlands and wreaths, and hair curlers. Some other interesting goods in class 26 include artificial fruit, gold embroidery, knitting needles, ostrich feathers as clothing accessories, prize ribbons, shoe laces, and zippers.

ZIPPER used to be a registered trademark until it fell victim to genericide. An example of a currently registered mark in class 26 is SWIRLYCURLY for Hair accessories, namely, hair ties.

Not included in class 26 are fake eyelashes which can be found in class 3, special needles such as tattoo needles found in class 8, rhythmic gymnastics ribbons in class 28, and Christmas trees of synthetic material also found in class 28.

Class 27 is for Floor Coverings.

This class includes mainly products to be added as coverings to previously constructed floors and walls, such as carpets, rugs, mats, matting, linoleum, other materials for covering existing floors, and wall hangings not of textile. Class 27 also includes automobile carpets, bath mats, yoga mats, artificial turf, and wallpaper.

An example of a mark in Class 27 is KARNDEAN INTERNATIONAL DESIGN FLOORCOVERINGS for Hard surface coverings for floors; and vinyl floor coverings.

Not included in class 27 is floor tiles of metal which are in class 6, and electrically heated carpets are in class 11.

Class 28 is for Toys and Sporting Goods.

This is another voluminous class that includes games, toys, and playthings, video game apparatus, gymnastic and sporting articles, decorations for Christmas trees, sports equipment, and amusement and novelty items. Class 28 includes carnival masks, paper party hats, confetti, party poppers, fishing rods, decoys, baby gyms, balls for games, action figures, billiard cues, darts, dice, dolls, dumb-bells, golf clubs, hockey sticks, nets for sports, paintball guns, playing cards, puppets, snowboards, waterskis, etc.

There is a lot to select from in Class 28 and coming up with just one example was hard, so I’m going to break the mold and do two! First, I’m going to go with a modern, fun, relaxing toy, NINTENDO SWITCH for electronic game consoles, electronic game controllers and electronic game joysticks.

For the other example, I’m going to go nostalgic, and think back to gym class in school, which may be great memories for many of you, but nightmarish for me. From dodgeballs to kickballs, I can still smell them, good old TACHIKARA!

Class 28 does not include clothing for gymnastics and sports, which can be found in class 25.

Class 29 is for Meats and Processed Foods.

This is a delicious class that includes meat, fish, poultry, dried fruits, vegetables preserved for consumption, jellies, eggs, milk, cheese, butter, yogurt, and oils and fats for food. This also includes edible insects, milk substitutes, nuts and seeds for human consumption, bacon, caviar, corn dogs, hash browns, peanut butter, raisins, shrimp, tofu, and whey.

An example of a mark in class 29 is JIF for peanut butter.

Class 29 does not include baby food, which can be found in class 5; salad dressings, which can be found in class 30, fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds which can be found in class 31.

Class 30 is for Staple Foods.

This is another delicious class including mainly foodstuffs of plant origin, except fruits and vegetables. Specific examples of class 30 goods include coffee, tea, cocoa, rice, pasta, noodles, tapioca, pastries, chocolate, sorbets, sugar, honey, yeast, salt, seasonings, spices, burritos, croissants, mayonnaise, waffles, ramen, popcorn, and dressings for salad.

I’m from Michigan, and so the local chain fast food pizza of choice was Little Caesar’s. The tagline was “Pizza!Pizza!” And I think it’s amazing they were able to pull off a trademark registration literally describing the product it sells: pizza. It sure was memorable, and I could enjoy a slice of pizza right now!

Please note that the information contained in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and not as specific legal advice. The facts of your situation may differ from this general information. It is not intended to and does not in any way establish an attorney-client relationship.

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